Daily Archives: January 5, 2012

Nøgne Ø – Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S – # 100 (American Barleywine)

  • 10.00% ABV
  • So I think I have had 4 or 5 barleywines and I have liked all of them. I like the deep ass (non stout) malt taste. I like, and this is strange, the thorax warming ABV level that you cant taste. The only thing I dont like is the super high ass level ABV, and yes I know I just contradicted myself… Deal with it. This is a “barley wine” but those crazy ass Norwegians basically did there own thing with the concept. It is bitter… Like IPA bitter, but  in a grudge match with the malts. It in no way resembles a Black IPA because the taste is completely different, but the same type of thing is going on. Super strong malts battling crushing hops in a war that unfortunately every one loses. The ABV is the only thing that keeps coming to the fore front, I just cant get past how alcoholy it tastes.
  • – Dont buy